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International Cultural Cooperation, Mobility and Cultural Policies

The dynamics of  trans-national mobility have led to fundamental changes in the way governments and other societal actors address cultural cooperation in general and exchanges between artists and other cultural professionals in particular. Policy strategies, legislative frameworks and programmes or schemes to support mobility are being revised and new priorities are being set which link culture to other fields such as tourism, urban regeneration or economic development through the cultural industries.

International cultural cooperation:

In this Themes! section, you can find the following information:

  • The updated Compendium country profiles provide more detailed information on how national governments and other actors are pursuing international cultural cooperation programmes and strategies. They report on: main structures and trends; public actors and cultural diplomacy; European / international actors and programmes; direct professional co-operation; cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation and other relevant developments.
  • A comparative overview of national government approaches to international cultural cooperation is available under "Tables" 
  • Some annotated links lead you to additional background resources.

Mobility of artists and other cultural professionals:

Information on support measures for the mobility of artists and other cultural professionals is available from external sources, including e.g. On the Move or  Mobility Matters. The latter is based on a comparative study of the ERICarts Institute for the European Commission and provides country specific information and case studies on mobility programmes and schemes in 35 European countries.